Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review: The Guide to Colorado Mammals

This guide offers identification and an overview of  128 species of mammals native to Colorado. Intended for casual hikers, outdoor recreationists, wildlife watchers and other non-professional readers, the book emphasizes unusual behaviors may be seen in the field.

The Gray Fox, for instance, is famous for its tree-climbing - grasping the trunk of a tree with its front legs and scrabbling up with its hind feet in pursuit of prey. Nicknamed the "tree fox," it will sometimes be spotted resting on a tree limb.

by Mary Taylor Young
Fulcrum, 2012
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